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Baltimore County Police said Friday evening that they were communicating with a “person in crisis” in the parking lot of the Home Depot in the 100 block of Industry Lane in the Timonium area, and urged people to avoid the area.

Lt. Andrea Bylen, a police spokeswoman, said an individual was in his…

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These exercises will help train your brain, improve both memory and concentration, and give you an edge in business.

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How quickly will the number recover post-purchase? A new study details where buyers’ scores are taking the longest to bounce back.

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As one of the most volatile midterm elections in U.S. history wound down, the Democrats drew ever closer to the 218 seats needed for a majority, with dozens of races still undecided. A Democratic victory would break the Republicans’ eight-year hold on the House that began with the tea party revolt…

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Democrat Stacey Abrams says votes remain to be in the tight Georgia governor’s race and vows to wait for them all.

Abrams told supporters at her election night party Tuesday that they would “have a chance to do a do-over” in her race against Republican Brian Kemp, implying a runoff.

Kemp has a…

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The hunt for Amazon’s second headquarters location could result in a “pick two” situation. See which spots are the likely contenders.

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An inspiring leader who championed fiscal responsibility and the power of new technologies in the 1990s, Smith found joy in helping others succeed—and driving tractors.

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Maryland punter Wade Lees was in uniform and played in Saturday’s 24-3 loss to Michigan State. Lees had a busy afternoon, punting eight times with a 45-yard average, including a career-best 67-yarder.

His backup, Matt Barber, was not with the Terps at Maryland Stadium.

Four days after the two punters…

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Many wondered how the tumultuous week — one that put Maryland’s football team and administration in an unwanted national glare — would affect the Terps when they hit the field Saturday for their home game against Michigan State.

Even after, it was difficult to tell.

Maryland looked much like the…

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A 10-year-old and two 14-year-olds are accused of armed robbery after Howard County police said they pulled a gun on another youth and stole his backpack in a Columbia park last month.

Police announced the arrest of two Columbia boys on Friday. A third boy, 14, from Ellicott City, was arrested…

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A month after dismissing executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter following the worst season in franchise history, the Orioles’ search for a new individual to lead their baseball operations department continues.

One of three organizations looking to fill that position this…

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Police continue to investigate the mysterious shooting of a real estate agent, who was killed in front of a home he was trying to sell.

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Companies are collecting thousands of data points about consumers. But how that information is then used to target ads has fair housing advocates concerned.

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Maryland State Police arrested a Baltimore man suspected of supplying heroin and cocaine to other drug dealers in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County on Thursday, according to police.

Andre Duane Davis, 29, was arrested on drug dealing and weapons charges as part of an effort by Maryland State…

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A 13-year-old boy and two men were killed, and another four were injured in seven separate shootings in Baltimore on Halloween, and another was killed in a stabbing, police said.

Montrell Mouzon, 13, was found shot at Hollins Ferry Road and Patapsco Avenue about 9:25 p.m. in South Baltimore’s Lakeland…

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On Wednesdays William Purpura boards a train in Baltimore and rides almost three hours north to a 12-story fortress bristling with razor wire and known as the Guantanamo of New York.

Inside, he’s searched three times. Then he climbs to an isolated wing near the top and arrives at a solitary cell….

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See where your buyers can expect to save—or spend—when it comes to their down payment.

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A greater number of Americans bought a home during the summer months, increasing the percentage of homeowners.

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Home buyers may be so anxious to find a home that they aren’t even spooked if it’s rumored to be haunted.

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Homeowners want you to sell their house. There’s one problem: The house carries a reputation of being haunted. Is this sale doomed?

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Baltimore County Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the 2400 block of Cleanleigh Drive in Parkville, police said Monday night.

The injured officer was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center while the suspect was taken to Sinai hospital, according to the Baltimore County Fire…

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The Baltimore inspector general found that the first WorkBaltimore job fair — held at the convention center last fall to fanfare from Mayor Catherine Pugh — cost $425,000 and diverted city employees from their regular duties, yet officials could not say how effective it was at helping residents…

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These liability issues are putting homeowner associations at increased risk of litigation.

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While the pool of first-time buyers is shrinking, single female buyers continue to claim a big presence in the housing market, NAR reports.

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Tributes rolled in Sunday to the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre as authorities worked to piece together the background and movements of the suspected gunman, who authorities said expressed hatred of Jews as he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle and other weapons and later told police,…

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With quarterback Cam Newton and former Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore spearheading the attack, the Carolina Panthers gashed the Ravens and their top-ranked defense Sunday, scoring 24 straight points in the first half en route to a 36-21 win at Bank of America Stadium.

The loss was the Ravens’…

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A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing 11 people.

At least six other people were wounded, including four police officers who dashed to the scene, authorities said.

Police said a suspect was in custody after the attack at the Tree of Life…

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Police around Baltimore are increasing patrols near synagogues Saturday after a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh.

Detective Chakia Fennoy, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore Police Department, said officers will be paying special attention to synagogues and other religious…

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Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign reported Friday he has raised more than $2.4 million in the past two months — giving him a hefty $3.3 million to spend in the final days before the Nov. 6 election.

The Republican governor maintained a significant cash advantage over his Democratic challenger Ben Jealous,…

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The University System of Maryland’s governing board held four marathon meetings in the past week to discuss a damning review of the University of Maryland football team’s culture, but it has yet to announce any personnel decisions in the wake of Jordan McNair’s death and subsequent revelations…

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Home prices are showing some signs of cooling, but in a handful of markets, some homeowners likely won’t notice much.

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Homeownership is one of the touchstones on the road to retirement, and it’s one that millennials are missing, says one financial expert.

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Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for the culprit and motives behind the bizarre mail-bomb plot aimed at critics of the president, analyzing the innards of the crude devices to reveal whether they were intended to detonate or simply sow fear two weeks before Election Day.

Three more…

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It’s some of the most expensive money that money can buy: A rare $1,000 bill sold at auction Thursday night in Baltimore for $2.04 million.

The note was sold to an anonymous buyer on the first day of the Winter Whitman Expo, a numismatic convention that began in the city Thursday and runs through…

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New construction inventory is at the highest level in years, but new-home sales dropped in September for the fourth consecutive month.

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The real estate giant plans to expand the brands into new markets—some of which are likely to be international locations.

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Hundreds of Maryland state workers rallied in Annapolis on Wednesday night with a goal of pressuring Gov. Larry Hogan to increase their wages.

“Folks were rallying tonight because the lack of raises,” said Katie Moy-Santos, spokeswoman for Council 3 of the American Federation of State, County and…

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A sudden wave of pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN was thwarted without physical harm, but an anxiety-filled day on Wednesday deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm elections.

None of the bombs…

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Be careful! The way you rearrange furniture in this residential hub for social activity can really hamper comfort and style.

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Hosting a home buying or selling seminar or webinar can be a great way to generate more business. Here’s how to do it.

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A Baltimore County school has canceled a planned production of “Aladdin Jr.” after complaints that the play stereotypes Arab culture.

In a letter to parents, J. Palmer Walker, principal of Catonsville’s Westowne Elementary School, said administrators had received “pushback from parents concerned…

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The number of Baltimore children with lead poisoning fell 19 percent in 2017, even as more children were tested for exposure to the powerful neurotoxin.

Statewide, the number of Maryland children found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood held steady even as the number of children tested…

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Many consumers may see their scores move higher, following an announcement of a new program from FICO.

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As autonomous vehicles become widespread and the popularity of car-share programs rise, analysts are already calling on the death of structures for car spaces in residential homes.

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Jackson Dean Nicholson, publicly, doesn’t use his last name. “Jack Nicholson” is taken. “Jackson Nicholson” is a mouthful, not to mention he found another musician already using it, a heavy-metal artist jamming in his room.

And Arundel’s “Jackson Dean” is anything but that.

He grew up on classic…

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The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $1.6 billion, while the Powerball prize hovers at $620 million.

Here’s what you need to know about playing the popular lottery games in Maryland.

Who can play?

Players must be 18 or older to buy and cash tickets.

How much are tickets?

Mega Millions…

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These unusual techniques can keep your listing shining without putting in elbow grease multiple times.

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Teal signs bearing the words “Homie for Senate” have sprouted up on lawns across Phoenix. But “Homie” isn’t a real person running for political office.

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Doing his best to channel Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, rapper J. Law stood before a crowd of Baltimore residents Sunday afternoon and tossed barbs at his opponent, fellow battle rapper Ray Cobaine — aka incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

“So back me up, ’cause I ain’t backing…

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Welcome to your Ravens-Saints watching companion. Return here throughout Sunday’s 4 p.m. game for real-time recaps and analysis

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Another touchdown for Brees and the Saints, who go up 21-17 on Ravens. You have to give the Saints credit for their creative play…

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A spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party vowed Saturday that Turkey would “uncover what has happened” to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, hours after Saudi authorities said that the Washington Post contributing columnist had been killed earlier this month during a fistfight…

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The sun broke through the clouds early Saturday afternoon and provided a near-perfect autumn day at Laurel Park for the racing festival that has grown up around the Jim McKay Maryland Million.

If each one seems more and more like a junior Preakness with the big stage and the daylong concert taking…

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Maryland State police said Friday that a 27-year-old Taneytown man was killed in a single-vehicle crash that ended in a pond near the intersection of Old Taneytown Road and Mayberry Road.

Police said Timothy O’Halloran Dunn of Taneytown was driving westbound on Old Taneytown Road when his vehicle…

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The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna…

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Rising home prices have hit the average buyer hard, but in some states, there’s an easier and more affordable path to homeownership.

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Consumers reveal the qualities they appreciate most in the people living next door—but say cultivating a friendship isn’t necessary.

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A 7-year-old girl was killed after being hit by a work van near her school in Essex, according to Baltimore County police.The accident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. across the street from Sandalwood Elementary School, on the 900 block of S. Marlyn Ave. The driver remained at the scene.

Police…

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Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.

The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than…

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The commercial real estate industry is mostly dominated by males, but a new mandate in the Golden State hopes to spark change.

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The housing market may be in search of much-needed inventory, but it’s not likely to come from new-home construction.

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The 19-year-old driver of an Infiniti that collided with a charter bus on Falls Road on Wednesday morning has died, according to Baltimore County police.

Police said Joel William Drawbaugh of Havre de Grace was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at Brick Store and Falls…

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The University System of Maryland’s governing body will be briefed Friday on the results of an investigation into the University of Maryland, College Park’s football culture after the death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair and subsequent media reports that the team was ruled by bullying…

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Developers are betting big that more consumers want to live in a coliving space.

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Don’t discount this prime spot in your staging. “Entryways set a tone for the rest of the house,” says one interior designer.

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Baltimore County Council members are making a public push to convince owners of White Marsh Mall to enact a youth curfew.

A resolution calling for a policy on youths comes after council members lobbied mall owners to take measures curtailing late-night gatherings of young people after a fight in…

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Under Armour human resources executive Kerry D. Chandler plans to leave the brand Nov. 2 to take on a similar role at Endeavor, a Beverly Hills-based talent agency focused on sports, entertainment and fashion.

“We thank Kerry Chandler for her partnership in building a world-class human resources…

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The average residential lawn in America is about a quarter of an acre, but the number can vary greatly depending on where you live.

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As a real estate professional, how can you tell if your buyer or seller is about to bail on a deal?

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Baltimore police officers responding to a shooting late Sunday morning in the 1500 block of N. Bond St. in the Oliver neighborhood found a 31-year-old male with gunshot wounds to his body.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident and…

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Four months to the day that teammate Jordan McNair died after suffering heat stroke, the Maryland football team beat Rutgers, 35-7, to win its fourth game, equaling last season’s total.

Interim coach and offensive coordinator Matt Canada credited his players and fellow staff members, saying, “Our…

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Maryland came into Saturday’s game as 23-point favorites over Rutgers.

And both Maryland and its fans — those who came for homecoming and those who just put down a winning wager — celebrated Saturday.

Behind three touchdown passes from redshirt freshman quarterback Kasim Hill and five interceptions…

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Florida authorities fielded a barrage of calls about people missing in Hurricane Michael’s aftermath as search-and-rescue teams Friday made their way through ravaged neighborhoods, looking for victims dead or alive. The death toll stood at 13 across the South.

The number of dead was expected to…

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The man accused in a 2016 attack on a Prince George’s County police station that led to the friendly-fire killing of an undercover narcotics officer has serious mental-health issues, but they do not qualify him to pursue an insanity defense at trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

Doctors had assessed…

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About 20 percent of real estate professionals say they use the platform in their business. Here’s what to do about Google’s announcement this week.

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Rent-seeking tenants’ top priorities include price and location—two factors that they say are also the least negotiable, according to a new survey.

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Claiming conduct by the City of Aberdeen in recent years has made operating Ripken Stadium “unbearably difficult,” the company that owns the Aberdeen IronBirds has filed suit accusing the city of not living up to the terms of an agreement made nearly 20 years ago.

Tufton Professional Baseball LLC,…

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The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews began making their way into the stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have defied evacuation orders.

At least two deaths…

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Underdeveloped and underserved areas of the country may soon see more opportunities to attract diverse workers and spark demand for housing, according to the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Emerging Trends report.

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The younger generation of buyers say owning a home is a milestone that defines their success, according to Bank of America’s Homebuyer Insights Report.

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After a large window shattered and fell from a new, high-profile Inner Harbor office and apartment tower last week and injured two people, the developer launched an investigation to determine why.

Experience in this building and several others around the country in recent years suggest flaws in…

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Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years.

Its winds shrieking, Michael crashed ashore in the early…

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If you know any Florida homeowners, tell them to get to safe ground and check their insurance. Meteorologists warn the hurricane could become the strongest storm in history to strike the Florida Panhandle.

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Homeowners are rushing to add bulletproof fortresses to their homes in the Hamptons in New York, as fears rise there over Salvadoran gang MS-13.

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At least 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet.

Coastal residents rushed to board up their homes and sandbag their…

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A 16-year-old student died after being hit by an SUV while running to catch a school bus Tuesday morning in Harford County, Maryland State Police said.

The student, Kyle Lynam, was late to his school bus stop and ran into Norrisville Road in White Hall to try and catch up to it, according to Cpl….

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The lack of buyers perusing rates may be causing more confusion over which mortgage is right for them, a new study finds.

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The listing agent spent $50,000 to create a music video with hip-hop artists to show off this high-priced waterfront home.

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President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks.

Trump told reporters at the White House that he had “a very good relationship”…

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A window shattered and fell from the Exelon headquarters building at Harbor Point last week, injuring two employees and prompting a wide-scale inspection, the building owners said Monday.

Chris Seiler, a spokesman for Beatty Development Group, said an eighth-floor window shattered and small pieces…

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Two senators are leading the charge to force the government to do more to identify and prevent money laundering in the high-end housing market.

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Find out which cities offer the most lucrative second-home investments, where sellers stand to cash out with some of the largest profits.

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A relaxed weekend afternoon turned into chaos at an upstate New York spot popular with tourists taking in the fall foliage when a crash involving a limousine left 20 people dead, officials said Sunday.

State police say the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine failed to stop at an intersection in Schoharie,…

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Welcome to your Ravens-Browns watching companion. Return here throughout Sunday’s 1 p.m. game for real-time recaps and analysis and our reporters’ answers to your questions. Reporters will respond live on Twitter, and we’ll round up their answers here. Have a question now? Ask it using the widget…

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Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen took to the Senate floor on Saturday and read harrowing accounts of women who said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had emboldened them to share their own stories of abuse with the senator.

“I have received written statements…

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Democrats and demonstrators vented rage and resistance but the Senate rolled toward approving Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination Saturday as President Donald Trump and Republicans approached an election-season triumph in the most electrifying confirmation battle in years.

Capping a venomous…

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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, marking a stunning end to a racially tinged case that roiled the city when now-infamous police dashboard camera video of the shooting was released three years ago by court…

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A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh ‘s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown on Saturday in a spellbinding battle that’s seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald Trump ‘s effort to tip the…

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A new program being piloted in west Denver sets out to help low-earning homeowners build accessory “granny flats” onto their homes for renting out in order to earn extra money and also address the housing shortage.

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Borrowers saw a slight cool down this week following last week’s seven-year high.

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A high-stakes partisan row broke out Thursday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found “no hint of misconduct” but Democrats accusing the White House of slapping crippling constraints…

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A member of Baltimore’s retirement fund board recruited a longtime business partner to a senior job with the fund without disclosing their relationship, according to a report the city’s inspector general released Thursday.

Investigators also found the employee was absent for much of his nine months…

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Traces of toxic chemicals have persisted in waterways and animals for decades since the U.S. government banned their use. And they continue to flow into waterways such as the Back River in Baltimore County.

A study there could soon could help explain why that is happening — and maybe provide insights…

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Electronic devices sounded off across the United States Wednesday afternoon as the Federal Emergency Management agency conducted an emergency alert test.

The tone sounded at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The subject read: “Presidential Alert” and text read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert…

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Hogweed is popping up in more backyards, and environmental agencies are warning of the dangers of coming into contact with it.

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For home shoppers who are in search of a supersized home, head to the South.

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Police arrested two protesters Tuesday who were advocating outside Rep. Andy Harris’ office in Washington for marijuana legalization as a way to stem the country’s opioid overdose crisis.

The Maryland Marijuana Justice protesters — Rachel Donlan, 46, of Washington, and Kris Furnish, 28, of Salisbury…

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The roughly 1,100 McCormick & Co. employees who now work under one roof in Hunt Valley can confer more easily with colleagues in different departments or halfway across the globe, take an expanded assortment of cooking and professional classes on site, try out new brand flavorings in the cafeteria…

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Some $17 million will be spent fixing up Baltimore’s nearly 150-year-old City Hall.

The stonework of the building, constructed with marble from Cockeysville, needs patching, repointing and cleaning to stop what officials describe as rapid deterioration.

The work will continue over the next 10 years.

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Baltimore saw more than a homicide a day in September, which ended with 37 people killed — making it the deadliest month of 2018.

Nearly half the killings for the month — 17 — occurred during the last week of September, which ended with a violent weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, seven people were…

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The online retailer aims to make its voice assistant a standard smart-home feature in newly constructed properties.

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In the third quarter of the year, rents rose 2.9 percent compared to a year ago, according to RealPage, a real estate data firm. How will would-be buyers respond?

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter, ahead of the season finale and possibly the last game of his tenure in Baltimore, said he’s “at peace” with whatever Orioles ownership and the Angelos family decides his future will be.

Showalter, however, laid out an interesting set of beliefs in terms of how things…

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Seven shootings in Baltimore on Saturday night and Sunday morning have left five men dead and two injured, city police reported.

Officers responding to a reported shooting in the 4000 block of Balfern Ave. in Belair-Edison at 11:35 a.m. found a 22-year-old man shot in his upper body. He was taken…

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Two police officers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said.

Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said at a news conference that the officers were called to a house in the city of Brookhaven at about 5 a.m….

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Residents too afraid to sleep indoors camped out in the darkness Saturday while victims recounted harrowing stories of being separated from their loved ones a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 20 feet, killing hundreds on the Indonesian island of…

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An associate head of school at Glenelg Country resigned after an allegation that he engaged in a sexual relationship with a student, school officials wrote in a Thursday letter to families.

Raymond Broderick, who served as the head of upper School, was placed on leave last week after a former student…

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After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court Friday after informally agreeing with a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegations against…

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Low rental vacancies nationwide, coupled with continued strong demand for single-family rental properties, could prompt landlords to increase rents even more.

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Investment firms pour millions into real estate startups that aim to change traditional real estate transactions.

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The IRS is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new tax law, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Watch live, above, as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the federal judge of sexual misconduct while both were in high school. Follow along below for live updates.

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Furious parents stormed from the doors of a South Baltimore elementary/middle school Thursday morning following a meeting with administrators about school safety, where they say school officials passed blame about how a gun came to be fired in the school.

The meeting came the day after two students…

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Though newly built single-family homes eked out an increase in August, it wasn’t enough to impress economists or make up for big shortfalls in housing.

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Pending home sales continued to fall last month, marking the eighth consecutive month for annual decreases.

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A third woman came forward Wednesday to accuse Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying he was physically abusive toward girls in high school and present at a house party in 1982 where she says she was the victim of a “gang” rape.

The woman, Julie Swetnick, a Washington…

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In its announcement of the end of the Baltimore Bike Share program and its replacement with Bird and Lime scooters last month, the city Department of Transportation said the program’s vendor would “remove the remaining bike share inventory by Friday August 17, 2018.”

More than a month later, the…

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The latest research from NAR indicates that 77 percent of consumers say they believe now is a good time to sell a house—a record high.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a new problem is surfacing: The shrinking number of households that have flood insurance.

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Bill Cosby, 81, was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison.

“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” Montgomery County Judge…

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A full day of rain in the forecast means the Orioles and Boston Red Sox will play a day-night doubleheader beginning at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday instead of trying to play Tuesday night.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter alluded to such a possibility Monday night, and the rain began early Tuesday in Boston,…

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Rep. Elijah E. Cummings called on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday to conduct an emergency hearing if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is forced out of his position by President Donald J. Trump.

The Baltimore lawmaker called Rosenstein a “firewall” because he…

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The White House delayed until at least Thursday a decision on the fate of Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation, following chaotic hours of breathless and sometimes conflicting reports anticipating his imminent departure.

His future hanging in…

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With inventory starting to inch up, sellers are facing stiffer competition in the market and adjusting their price expectations, according to a new report.

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Find out which home features are deal breakers—and which aren’t—for your clients.

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The typical mortgage payment nationwide in June rose 15.1 percent year over year, according to CoreLogic.

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Neither the Orioles nor Alex Cobb could predict how long the right-hander could pitch Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium before the effects of a nagging blister problem might begin to affect him.

After two throwing sessions, his right middle finger felt good enough to start the Orioles’ series…

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Adam Jones is still getting accustomed to his new home in right field, but in Saturday’s 3-2 extra-inning loss to the New York Yankees, Jones recorded his second outfield assist from right field in his past three games.

In the second inning, Jones threw out Miguel Andújar attempting to stretch…

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Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said Saturday that she has accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request to testify about her allegation next week.

In an email sent to the…

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Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis was honored with a parade Saturday in Baltimore, drawing about a thousand fans along the downtown route and culminating with a call to action by the Ravens legend.

Over the 1.1-mile route — which started at Key Highway and Light Street, wound through Pratt Street,…

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denied a New York Times report Friday that he floated the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump as unfit for office and suggested secretly recording the president to expose the chaos in the administration.

The Times cited several…

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Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the company does not believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power…

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For the fourth consecutive week, mortgage rates continued to climb as home buyers face higher borrowing costs.

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You and your real estate customers no longer have to pay a fee to block access to personal financial information in the event of a cybersecurity threat.

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Seven people were shot and four are dead — including the shooter — in an incident at a Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen on Thursday morning.

The lone suspect, a 26-year-old woman whose name has not been released, died at a hospital where she had been taken after the shooting. She was a…

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Multiple people were killed and injured in a shooting in Harford County on Thursday morning resulting in multiple fatalities and injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities said a shooting occurred in a Rite Aid distribution center in Perryman outside of Aberdeen around 9 a.m and that…

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A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Baltimore County must pay back employees who were forced to overpay into the county’s pension system for years.

A lower court will determine how much the county would have to pay back to older workers who were charged more for pension contributions than…

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On Tuesday at approximately 9:55 p.m., it became official. The Baltimore Orioles are having their worst season in franchise history. And there’s still a week and a half of games to go. The good news is that they are not going to earn the title of fewest wins in a season, having not quite achieved…

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The latest round of tariffs “could have major ramifications for the housing industry,” the builders’ trade group warns.

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Real estate professionals in the Carolinas put their businesses on hold to help communities get back on their feet after Hurricane Florence.

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The principal oboist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has filed a sexual harassment complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against BSO concertmaster Jonathan Carney.

Katherine Needleman alleges in the filing that Carney retaliated against her after she rejected his advances…

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Baltimore and B&O Railroad Museum officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a $2.5 million stable for the country’s oldest continuously operating mounted police unit — and the museum’s board of directors announced plans to donate money for two new horses.

The Baltimore Police Department…

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A flash flood watch is in effect throughout the Baltimore region Monday, and storms were possibly spawning tornadoes in Virginia as the remnants of Florence move north.

After steady morning rain, showers and thunderstorms are forecast through late Monday night, the National Weather Service said….

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President Donald Trump said “a little delay” may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president predicts that it will “work out very well.”

The president faced questions about Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman’s…

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About one out of every 109 mortgage applications has been found to contain false or misleading information, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic.

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Capital cities tend to have the strongest economies in their respective states, as well as a rich history and broader cultural offerings, according to a new study.

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Orioles catcher Chance Sisco left Sunday’s matinee with the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards after a foul tip to the mask.

The rookie backstop was making just his third start since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sept. 3, and had gone 0-for-2, including grounding into a double play that…

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About 245 runners skipped the $4 toll at the Fort McHenry Tunnel for a good cause Sunday during the 10th annual Geico Tunnel Run to benefit Special Olympics Maryland.

The 5K race, which begins and ends at the northern mouth of the tunnel’s fourth bore, brings about $25,000 in donations for the…

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What seemed to be a perfect setup for an unbeaten record going into next week’s Big Ten opener against Minnesota came crashing down Saturday for Maryland in a deflating 35-14 home-opening loss to previously winless Temple.

With three starters out on the offensive line and their backfield depth…

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Emergency workers went door to door urging people to flee Florence’s rising waters and used inflatable boats to rescue others as the storm practically parked itself over land and poured on the rain Saturday, raising fears that North Carolina could be in for the most disastrous flooding in its history.

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A Maryland National Guard helicopter rescue team has been sent to North Carolina as Hurricane Florence pounds the state’s southern coast.

Maryland is also opening two shelters, in Prince George’s and Queen Anne’s counties, for storm evacuees.

Gov. Larry Hogan authorized deployment of the Maryland…

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, gay and lesbian home buyers have been increasing their purchasing power.

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President Donald Trump drew widespread rebukes Thursday – including from several fellow Republicans – after falsely claiming that the number of deaths attributable to Hurricane Maria had been inflated by Democrats to “make me look as bad as possible.”

In morning tweets, Trump took issue with the…

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Hurricane Florence’s outer bands could bring some rain to Maryland this weekend, and the edges of its wind field could create coastal flooding along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

High tides could be as much as 3 feet above normal in Anne Arundel County from Friday night through Saturday…

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Homeowners along the East Coast need to be ready for the hurricane. Share NAR’s Disaster Preparation Resource page with your clients now.

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Representing a shift from the typical homebuying journey 10 years ago, consumers are learning the benefits of getting their finances in order before searching for homes.

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to batter the Carolina coasts Friday and Saturday and dump feet of rain, while Maryland looks to be spared of the catastrophic flooding that appeared possible in recent days.

The National Hurricane Center’s latest predictions Wednesday had the storm hovering off Southeast…

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One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a shooting at a funeral in Lansdowne on Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Cars arrived at Mt. Zion Cemetery at 3900 Hollins Ferry Road for a funeral. Before the service, a shooting occurred and two adults were injured with…

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The architects believe their structure—featuring extremely uneven floors, windows of varying heights, and unusually arranged walls in 52 eye-popping colors—has the power to bring longevity.

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Homes in neighborhoods that are predominantly populated by minority families have seen substantial gains in home equity over the last four years. But has it been enough to close the gap between them and white neighborhoods?

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Jerry Schmidt normally works from his office at BGE’s main supply warehouse in Windsor Mill, but Tuesday, just days before Hurricane Florence is expected to pummel the East Coast, was not normal.

The BGE manager surveyed a lot outside the warehouse where hundreds of transformers and reels of cable…

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Hurricane Florence is forecast to hit the Southeast coast as a major storm later this week. What will it bring to Maryland?

The latest forecasts Tuesday suggested the Baltimore region will escape the brunt of the storm’s winds, and maybe even its heavy rains.

But because Florence is forecast to…

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The storm is threatening to strike the Carolinas and Virginia as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane.

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How do people visualize the perfect abode when it comes to home design, amenities, and location?

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The man who brought the Renaissance Festival to Maryland has died.

Jules Smith Sr. died Thursday of natural causes in his Minnesota home, according to his family. He was 88.

Smith co-founded the festival in 1971 in Minnesota. In 1977, he brought the festival to Maryland, on a plot of land near…

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A City Council bill that would repeal part of Baltimore’s fire code to allow new bike lanes and encourage development projects is awaiting Mayor Catherine Pugh’s signature.

The civic debate around the proposal has been marred by uncivil reactions, including physical altercations and nasty comments….

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Low home prices along with affluent buyers, more investors, and those wanting to bypass appraisals are prompting all-cash transactions to surge in the city.

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When M&T Bank moves 600 workers into its new Mid-Atlantic headquarters in downtown Baltimore this month, the bank intends to make a statement about its connection to the city through its new central location and office design.

The bank will anchor One Light Street, the first ground-up office tower…

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Baltimore will be under a flood watch from early in the morning Sunday until late at night.

The National Weather Service issued an advisory Saturday stating that one to three inches of rain are expected to fall over the weekend in portions of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia, creating…

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For the Ravens, the first game of the 2018 season has been a long time coming in more ways than one.

They have been training since mid-July, which special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg pointed out Thursday is equivalent to “half of a college season.” They have been waiting for a chance at redemption…

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Friends and fellow church members described Daniel Samis as a religious man dedicated to his church and related charity endeavors.

Maryland State Police said Samis, 67 of Abingdon, was killed last Friday when the sedan he was driving was swept away near Calvary Road and James Run in Churchville.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous may be struggling to get his message out to Maryland voters, but he has earned the attention of President Donald J. Trump.

Trump, at a rally in Montana on Thursday night, criticized Jealous over immigration — though not by name.

“In Maryland, the Democrat…

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Often the down payment is the biggest obstacle for younger would-be home buyers. Here are ways to get a solid financial footing.

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Home yards may be getting smaller but they’re also hitting record-level prices.

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Burt Reynolds, one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men during the ’70s and early ’80s via such films as “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit, “The Longest Yard” and “Semi-Tough,” has died. His rep confirmed that he died Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82.

Reynolds’ appeal lay in his post-modern…

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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ben Jealous attempted to lay claim to the mantle of tax-cutter Thursday when he vowed at a Baltimore news conference to seek a cut to the state’s sales tax if he is elected.

The proposal to lower the 6 percent tax to 5.75 percent is part of what Jealous is billing…

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The two companies have settled claims from a 2015 lawsuit that they received kickbacks for referring certain settlement services.

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Share these tips with clients so they can take precautions and weather the storm when a natural disaster strikes.

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The Fudgery, where workers sing for customers while stirring and turning fudge, will close its Harborplace store Sunday.

The fudge making shop in downtown Baltimore is believed to be the longest-tenured merchant in the Light Street Pavilion, where it opened in 1985. The Fudgery opened its first…

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The University of Maryland Police Department is investigating several “hate-bias” incidents on campus after students discovered a swastika and anti-LGBT messages scrawled on whiteboards in separate dorms, according to police.

Police responded to Queen Anne’s Hall at about 3:40 p.m. Monday after…

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Despite its young age, “Generation Z” is showing a lot of interest in homeownership. Is it youthful optimism or is the eagerness real?

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When a new Starbucks opens near a neighborhood, that could be a good sign for home prices, a new Harvard study suggests.

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On the first day of Ziya Green’s junior year, the heat inside Renaissance Academy was relentless.

“It was blazing,” Green, 17, said. “The fans were just blowing out hot air.”

Renaissance is among the roughly 60 Baltimore schools with inadequate — if any — air conditioning. Classes at these schools…

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Some sliced the swooshes right out of their socks. Others lit their shoes aflame, and filmed while they burned in their yards. All had strong feelings about Nike’s new “Just Do It” campaign and one of its newest faces: Colin Kaepernick.

Nike revealed on Monday that Colin Kaepernick – the out-of-work…

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The Maryland State Police said a body had been located at around 1 p.m. in Harford County near where extensive search efforts had been conducted for a 34-year-old woman who was swept away by storm water Friday as she was trying to rescue another victim.

Police have not identified the body but said…

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A 42-year-old Jessup man who was shot by a Howard County police officer Sunday was charged Monday with assault and weapons violations after police said he pointed a weapon at law enforcement agents.

Terrell R. Carroll of Carroll Heights Avenue is listed in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma…

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The Ravens announced Sunday that they’ve signed eight practice squad players, all of whom spent the preseason with the team before being cut Saturday.

Tight end Darren Waller, wide receiver-returner Tim White and guard Nico Siragusa highlight the group, which also included undrafted rookie guard…

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The body of one of the people police believe were swept away by raging flood waters Friday evening on Route 136 near James Run in Churchville has been recovered and identified, Maryland State Police said.

Police and rescue teams resumed their search at 7 a.m. Saturday after suspending their operations…

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Maryland was trying to figure out how to replace DJ Moore going into the 2018 season. It wasn’t just Moore’s ability as a pass catcher, but his versatility running and on occasion throwing the ball that made the now Carolina Panthers rookie a special player in College Park.

The Terps might have…

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Fourteen people have died in boating-related incidents in Maryland this year — up from nine in 2017 — putting the state on track for one of the deadliest years in decades. While the direct cause for the perilous influx is unknown, the common denominator in every death is life jackets, Maryland…

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